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Mayweather fans vote for Khan fight

ESPN staff
February 10, 2014
Amir Khan collected 21,000 votes © PA Photos

Amir Khan has moved a step closer to a fight with Floyd Mayweather Jr after the Briton collected the majority of votes from a fans' poll.

Mayweather Jr at the beginning of February invited supporters on Twitter to select who his next opponent would be, with Khan and Marcos Maidana the men in question to take on the American on May 3 in Las Vegas.

And after 35,000 votes, former WBA and IBF light-welterweight champion Khan pulled in 60% of the votes.

Rumours of a fight between the pair have circulated for several months, and in January Freddie Roach, the trainer of Manny Pacquiao, believed Khan would cause the unbeaten Mayweather Jr problems if they were to clash.

Mayweather Jr is unbeaten in 45 career fights, and before launching the poll said at the time: "I'm going to let the fans vote. Tell me who I should fight next. Khan or Maidana?"

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